Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX


Edward Michael Woodruff

June 22, 1935February 24, 2020

In Loving Memory of Edward Michael Woodruff Edward (Ed) Michael Woodruff passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio, Texas, on February 24, 2020. He was born on June 22, 1935 in New York City to Elizabeth and John Woodruff. Ed married his best friend, Rose McKenna, in 1956, and along with their two young sons made their way to Austin, Texas. After graduating from the University Of Texas School Of Pharmacy, he moved his family to Laredo, Texas, where he opened his own pharmacy and enjoyed taking care of his many patients. Eventually, a new challenge presented itself and he joined the administration team at Mercy Hospital. He always felt grateful for the opportunity to work with the Sisters of Mercy and wonderful health professionals at the hospital.

Ed was a respected and very active member of the Laredo community. He spearheaded many United Way Campaigns and was selected to serve on several advisory boards. In addition, he was dedicated to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Parish Council Officer. One of his favorite activities was making and serving pancakes to parishioners as a member of the St. Patrick’s Men’s Club. Ed really loved living in Laredo because of the wonderful people that he met, worked with and served with. Laredo was also a great place to raise his four boys. Ed and Rose retired and moved to San Antonio in 2002 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. There they joined Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a wonderful Christian Community. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #15240, where he was very active, involved, and where one of his favorite activities with the Knights was serving at their annual Lenten Fish Fry.

Ed loved his family and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid University of Texas Longhorn fan and supported his Longhorns in good times and in bad. Ed went to the Lord on February 24, 2020 and is survived by Rose, his wife of 63 years and his children; Michael and his wife Kim, Edward and his wife Diana, Jimmy and his wife Terry, and David and his wife Shawna and his ten grandchildren and one great grandson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 N. 1604, San Antonio, TX, 78232. You may leave condolences to the family on line at www.SunsetNorthFuneralHome.com To celebrate Edward’s life, the Holy Rosary will be recited at 10 AM followed by a Mass of Resurrection on March 14, 2020, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 DeZavala Road, San Antonio, Texas 78249. Private graveside services will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Charities meaningful to Ed include: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Mobile Loaves and Fishes Ministry and The Saint Vincent de Paul Ministry. (sfasat.org and phone 210-492-4600)


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Mary Huebscher

March 13, 2020

Ed was a very devout Catholic and down-to-earth person. I got to know him, and Rose, better when they attended Bible Study classes with me. Ed, especially, expressed the core Catholic values with which they raised their children. I miss you Ed, but know you are already sharing in God's love in Heaven. Bless you!

Veronica Garcia

March 8, 2020

I had the pleasure of working for him in the early 70's. Such an amazing man. Very caring. My sincerest condolences.

Jan Salinas Greenstone

March 8, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Woodruff was such a nice gentleman. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Lisa Stanley

March 8, 2020

One of the nicest fathers I knew while growing up with his sons. He always greeted me warmly and truly talked with me when we saw each other. My love and sympathy goes out to his family for a very big loss.

Alfredo G Pellegrin III

March 8, 2020

Sincerest condolences to the family.


Luis Vela, Jr.

March 8, 2020

Dear Rose:

We are grieved to hear of the untimely death of Ed, your dear and wonderful husband. Yet the end, after a life so well lived and fulfilled, there is no comfort possible for the loss of your dear and beloved husband; for life is so tender, fragile and precious. We know that your whole house is mourning, too. We know that no words can help ease the pain you are enduring right now for the loss of your loving husband.

Our hearts go out to you and to your family in your time of sorrow, and please know that we are there for you in spirit, with our love, support, thoughts and prayers.

Your beloved husband, Ed, will always be with you in your heart, soul and in every corner of every smile that comes with the happy memories of all the precious times you shared together. Because love never dies, but lives on in those who remember him.

We pray that our Heavenly Father, will assuage the anguish of your bereavement. May Almighty God console, sustain and succor you and also give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to you and to your family. May God bless you.

Sincerely yours, with all our love, in friendship and deep affection,

Louie and Sylvia

Ross & Lillian Swisher

March 8, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Woodruff Family, Mr. Woodruff was always kind, caring and cordial, a friend to so many. We will always be thankful and grateful to him for his professional and personal care of our family’s pharmaceutical needs. and expert advice. May you Rest In Peace Ed, and God bless the family with peace and comfort
Ross & Lillian Swisher

Fred Dickey

March 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Ed was my first and only pharmacist since 1972, and til Dr Malakoff retorted. Such a fine man and a loss to Laredo after he moved to San Antonio. Prayers and Gods Blessings

Barbara & Bill Sartor

March 7, 2020

We didn’t have the privilege of knowing Ed for too long, but since moving into their neighborhood we feel like the luckiest neighbors ever to be living across the street from the Woodruffs. Both Ed & Rose have treated us like family and made us welcomed in so many ways. It was always a pleasure to stop for a mailbox chat with Ed, who had a smile and a kind word for all. We will miss his grin and his sense of humor, which made each day a bit brighter.

Much love to all the family,

Barb & Bill (& the pups)

Wayne and Sheri Smith

March 7, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Woodruff Family.
Wayne Smith Family